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Police appeal for leads after four men shot and killed in Zwide, woman wounded

Sep 15, 2018
Police appeal for leads after four men shot and killed in Zwide, woman wounded

Port Elizabeth police are appealing for help with information that can help them in their investigations after four men were killed in a shooting incident in Kuvo Street, Zwide, in Port Elizabeth, on Friday night, at around 22:45.

“This followed after a 38-year-old female heard a loud quarrel erupting from a neighbouring shack.

“When she walked over to the shack to ask them to quiet down, several shots were fired inside the shack,” described police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge.

“She was wounded in her lower arm in the process and ran for safety.”

He said that when police arrived, four male bodies were discovered.

“Two inside the shack and two outside,” Capt Beetge said.

“Only the shack owner, 32-year-old Bongani Yoni, could be identified.

“Several empty ammunition cartridges were found in and around the murder scene.”

He said that at this stage, it is unknown what the reason for the murders or, who the suspects are.

“Police are urging anybody that could assist with more information to contact the investigating officer of Motherwell Serious Violent Crime Unit, Captain Jerome Mackay at 076 018 0713 or our Crime Stop number 08600 10111.”

The Motherwell Cluster Commander, Major General Dawie Rabie, said "Crimes committed using fire arms are a serious concern to the SAPS. We (SAPS) cannot allow these violent crimes and we urge our community to assist police in rooting out these criminals and their firearms."